[ic] Threaded Perl - Fedora Core 3

Henry Hartley henryhartley at westat.com
Fri Jan 14 11:26:24 EST 2005

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Duane Hinkley
>> Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 9:15 PM
>> Henry Hartley wrote:
>> >The FAQ mentions "-DUSE_THREADS in the compilation definition" but
>> >default perl in FC3 is giving me "USE_ITHREADS" instead.  Am I
>> >right in assuming that the documentation is somewhat out of date
>> >and that I need to compile a non-threaded perl?
>> I also had to recompile Perl for Fedora 2.  Here's the steps for
>> Fedora 2.  A few minor changes will be needed for Fedora 3.
>> wget 
>> rpm -ivh perl-5.8.3-18.src.rpm
>> cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
>> vi perl.spec
>> Find the line that says "%define threading 1" and change it to
>> "%define threading  0".
>> yum install db4-devel
>> rpmbuild -ba perl.spec
>> rpm --force -ivh  /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/perl*.rpm

Thanks.  This was brilliant.  The only things I had to do differently were:
1) change "...2/SRPMS/perl-5.8.3-18.src.rpm" to
2) yum install rpm-build (since I didn't have that installed)
3) yum install gdbm-devel (which is a perl dependency I didn't have)

The only other problem I had was that some installed modules (DBI and
DBD-MySQL, for example) were in i386-linux-thread-multi instead of
i386-linux (of course, since they were installed when that was the right
location.  I reinstalled them and things seem to be working.


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